Newbiggin Launches to Person in the Water

Lifeboats News Release

Newbiggin's lifeboat volunteers were called out today following reports of a person from a kayak in the water.

The call came in from HM Coastguard's Humber Operation Centre around 3.05pm with reports of a person in the water near to Snab Point, Cresswell and an urgent request for lifeboat assistance.

Newbiggin's Atlantic 85 lifeboat 'Richard Wake Burdon' was launched from the beach shortly afterwards with four volunteer crew on board. The lifeboat headed at full speed north to the search area and quickly located the kayaker in the water. Also on scene was a second kayaker who was assisting the casualty. Both kayakers were brought onto the lifeboat then taken ashore where they were passed into the care of the Coastguard Rescue Teams from Newbiggin and Amble.

Newbiggin lifeboat then returned to station and the incident was closed.


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Lifeboat lands the casualty into the care of Newbiggin and Amble Coast Rescue Teams

RNLI/Newbiggin Coastguard

Newbiggin arrives at Cresswell
The casualty is brought onto the lifeboat

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Crew recover the casualty
Assisting the casualty

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin lifeboat
Assisting the second kayaker

RNLI/Richard Martin

Newbiggin Lifeboat

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